KINGSEY FALLS, QC, June 19, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Cascades is proud to announce the launch of Respak, the ecological
answer to the environmental challenge of polycoated packaging products.
Designed primarily for the food and food services industries, Respak is
recyclable and compostable, without compromising on the performance and
durability characteristic of traditional polycoated packaging.
A reduced ecological footprint
Well known for its resistance, polycoated cardboard is widely used
around the world. Unfortunately, it is not recyclable. Every minute, as
much as two tonnes of polycoated cardboard are used, enough to cover
the Empire State Building 3 times per hour, or 72 times a day! Cascades
is proposing Respak, an ecological alternative that is recyclable,
compostable and made from 50% recycled fibres. Respak has a unique and
revolutionary barrier that repels water, oil and grease just as
efficiently as ordinary polycoated cardboard.
"The development of Respak goes hand in hand with the Company's values
of respect for the environment and innovation that have made Cascades a
leader in eco-friendly packaging for 50 years," explains Marc-André
Dépin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Norampac, the Cascades
group specializing in packaging solutions. "As the designers and
producers of Respak, we are very pleased to be the first to offer the
packaging and food industries, as well as consumers, a green
alternative that will significantly reduce the impact of food
consumption on waste." Based on results from a preliminary life cycle
assessment, Respak's environmental impact is 50% less than that of the
polycoated cardboard currently in use.
Packaging just got better
Respak complies with the main food safety standards, including those
established by the Food and Drug Administration for packaging that
comes in contact with dry, aqueous and fatty foods. Elemental chlorine
free (ECF) and FSC®-certified, this innovation from Cascades has a bright future on the
food packaging market. Learn more about the product by visiting www.cascades.com/en/respak, and start using it today.
Founded in 1964, Cascades produces, converts and markets packaging and
tissue products that are composed mainly of recycled fibres. The
Company employs more than 12,000 employees, who work in over 100
production units located in North America and Europe. With its
management philosophy, half a century of experience in recycling, and
continuous efforts in research and development as driving forces,
Cascades continues to deliver the innovative products that customers
have come to rely on. Cascades' shares trade on the Toronto Stock
Exchange, under the ticker symbol CAS.
SOURCE: Cascades Inc.
For further information:
Raphaëlle Cyr Lelièvre
Consultant, Public Relations
Hill + Knowlton Strategies
Tel. : 418 425-0973
Corporate Director, Innovation and Sustainable Development
Cascades Inc. Tel.: 819-363-5139
Web site: www.cascades.com
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